The Ozark Folk Center hosted the Annual Autoharp Workshops June 4 – 6, 2015 in Mountain View, Arkansas. The Autoharp Workshops provide learning opportunities for all levels of autoharp playing skills. Evening concerts featured workshop instructors along with their regular cast of local and regional bands. The Saturday evening concert featured the contestants of the Southern Regional Autoharp Championship.
Winners of the 2015 Southern Regional Autoharp Championship are:
1st Place: Marti Knauer, Springfield, Missouri
2nd Place: Ann Norris, Quitman, Texas
3rd Place: Judy Dugas, Alvin, Texas
Marti Knauer has been invited to represent the Southern Region in the International Autoharp Championship to be held September 16 – 20, 2015 in Winfield, Kansas at the Walnut Valley Festival.
The Ozark Folk Center, and Arkansas State Park, is America’s only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and a wonderful way to enjoy yesterday presented in such an entertaining way. Visit their website: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com to see what they have to offer.